Egress forms strategic partnership with data regulation and compliance experts Regulatory Strategies
London – May 2013 – Egress Software Technologies is delighted to announce its strategic partnership with Regulatory Strategies, which will offer customers an end-to-end data security solution that addresses their specific information security needs, while also enhancing efficiency and delivering genuine return on investment.
Founded in 2009, Regulatory Strategies offers organisations a highly practical and commercially focused consultancy around compliance and data protection, while at the same time, driving bottom-line competitive advantage and market differential. With the objective of facilitating and enabling business, not preventing it, Regulatory Strategies appreciates organisations’ perspective that DPA compliance can often be a secondary consideration to meeting deadlines and targets. As such, they are resolved to providing security solutions that are simple to implement and right for individual businesses, consequently encouraging employee uptake.
The upcoming EU data protection reforms will force organisations in the UK and Europe to address their information security policies to ensure they remain compliant. Yet recent statistics published by Egress(www.egress.com/information-security-survey-results) have demonstrated that having data protection policies in place is often not enough to keep information secure when sharing with third parties. 96% of those surveyed admitted that they would share confidential data, regardless of whether the correct system was in place for securing it. Moreover, 100% said that they would not allow lack of security to prevent information from being shared.
By forming this partnership, Egress and Regulatory Strategies aim to meet this market challenge by combining best practice consultancy with industry leading email and file encryption services that enable organisations to embrace information security without creating barriers to day-to-day business and efficiency.
Founder and Director of Regulatory Strategies Mike Bradford comments: “Keeping data secure, while at the same time not creating barriers for customers or business partners, is perhaps one of the most fundamental challenges faced every day by all organisations, irrespective of size or sector.
“We know from our clients that while they realise the importance of embedding DPA requirements into everything they do with data, the practical headache of how to send data securely and quickly is something that is of real concern. However, in Egress we have identified a strategic partner that can genuinely help clients through this challenge, and make sending data securely as easy as sending any email – a unique blend of robust data security and the ability to operate on a business-as-usual basis.”
Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress Software Technologies, states: “We are delighted to announce this strategic partnership with Regulatory Strategies. At Egress, our core objective has always been to help organisations share confidential information with external third parties both simply and securely, resulting in Egress Switch becoming the market’s leading email and file encryption service.
“Despite this, without the necessary data security policies and end-user education in place, organisations still risk failure to comply with the DPA and potential data breaches. Regulatory Strategies’ expertise in providing customers with practical consultancy around information assurance, data protection and compliance enables us to work in partnership to minimise customer risk and maximise their end-to-end data security solutions. We look forward to a successful partnership as we help joint customers protect against potential data breaches whilst enhancing operational efficiency and cost savings.”
To download a copy of the recent Egress and Regulatory Strategies discussion paper “A step closer: Fundamental data protection change”, click here.
For more information contact Marketing, Egress Software Technologies.
Tel: 0207 624 8500
Egress Software Technologies is a leading provider of email and file encryption services, offering innovative on-demand data security to enable businesses to share confidential information with third parties.
Leveraging a unique combination of on-premise and hosted cloud infrastructure, patented key management delivers real-time 'follow the data' control to ensure that only authorised recipients access confidential information. This next generation level of control and real-time auditing not only protects our clients from accidental loss, but also prevents third parties mishandling personal or sensitive data.
Used by public and private sector organisations around the world, integrated desktop and mobile applications ensure easy-to-use software, designed to aid compliance and streamline user workflow.
About Regulatory Strategies
Regulatory Strategies are acknowledged data regulation experts, providing UK and international clients with highly practical and commercially focused consultancy around regulatory and consumer affairs, compliance and data protection to balance and minimize risk while at the same time driving bottom-line competitive advantage and market differential.
Specialties include international data protection and privacy; data breach prevention and incident management; training and audit; marketing and data optimisation; fraud prevention and authentication solutions; regulator, lobbying and media strategies; and credit bureau data and credit report services.